Hi everyone,

I am very excited to share the launch of our EOL Lookup space in thwack. Here at SolarWinds, we are always looking at ways to give back to our current community and to the broader IT community at large. One of the concerns we've heard is that EOL information is often found in numerous different locations, and certainly spread between vendors. For those of you in heterogeneous environments, this often means cruising to multiple vendor websites to hunt down this information. It gets even worse if you're Googling the devices one at a time...

 

Why bother with EOL dates?

  • Keep abreast of information on device support from vendor
  • Plan well in advance for network expansion and growth
  • Be better informed and equipped for device replacement
  • Track network device inventory for effective Network Change and Configuration Management

 

These are the goals we'd like to achieve and the pain we'd like to alleviate.

Currently, we've located and provided end-of-life information about Cisco and Juniper network and security devices in the space. But, this isn't just a date next to a router, switch, load balancer, WAP, or security device.

 

Sure, we provide the end of life announcement, the last shipment date, the last date of support, and the last date of hardware or software support, but we offer you even more:

  • Find the link to the actual EOL announcement and news
  • Search using either the spotlight search on the top right -- this searches a broad selection of titles, model, vendors, et cetera
  • Or, search using the page's widget -- letting you select a vendor, product line and then pinpoint a device by exact model name
  • Need to find the space and don't remember the thwack URL? No issues, check out eollookup.com.

 

We are not done.

We are going to add more vendors.

We are going to expand our coverage and our vendor range (of course).

We will update the space monthly, at a minimum, providing you relevant information in a timely manner.

Come check it out. And don't forget to signup for our space updates (top right).

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Huge thanks to numerous people in getting this new resource launched. Please join me in thanking Ram Esakky, ccarvajal, DanielleH, fcaron and everyone else that touched this launch.

See you on the boards,

Michael